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  1. 1. | National HOSA Competitive Events Program Update for 2009-10
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>In 2009-10, National HOSA will offer 57 events in 6 event categories. </li></ul><ul><li>Check with your state advisor for the events to be offered in your state. </li></ul><ul><li>Then join us on June 23-26 for the 2010 HOSA National Leadership Conference… </li></ul>
  3. 3. In Orlando, Florida!
  4. 4. Event Changes and Updates <ul><li>HOSA is pleased to offer a number of changes in event offerings and details – all aimed at improving the competitive event experience for HOSA members. </li></ul><ul><li>By popular request, all two-part rating sheets are now one. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure HOSA members study and understand the new and improved event guidelines. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Medical Assisting <ul><li>The Administrative Medical Assisting and Medical Assisting Clinical events have been combined. </li></ul><ul><li>Skills were taken from both events. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Clinical Specialty <ul><li>Major event changes! </li></ul><ul><li>New pre-judging component to assure consistency. </li></ul><ul><li>Two rating sheets combined into one. </li></ul><ul><li>Competitor sits with judge and reviews skill (DVD) with judge during interview. </li></ul><ul><li>Competitor brings his/her own laptop or DVD player. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Nursing Assisting and Personal Care <ul><li>Competitors will bring their own linens (sheets, draw sheets and pillow cases). </li></ul><ul><li>HOSA will provide blankets. </li></ul><ul><li>Competitors may use a HOSA blanket or bring their own. </li></ul>
  8. 8. CERT Skills <ul><li>Event title change. </li></ul><ul><li>Encouragement for state winning teams to complete a CERT classroom course before the NLC. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Public Health Emergency Preparedness <ul><li>Addition of a preliminary round. </li></ul><ul><li>Top 12 team advance to finals in front of an audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Topic for 2009-10: Recent outbreaks and incidents </li></ul>
  10. 10. Epidemiology <ul><li>Website resource links were updated to improve clarity. </li></ul><ul><li>Careers in Public Health site changed. </li></ul><ul><li>Test plan updated. </li></ul>
  11. 11. NEW EVENT: MRC Partnership <ul><li>Local chapter partnership with Medical Reserve Corps. </li></ul><ul><li>Team event </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Preparedness category </li></ul>
  12. 12. Medical Photography <ul><li>Major changes! </li></ul><ul><li>Judges will judge print photos and NOT digital projection. </li></ul><ul><li>This does not change the competitor requirements for the print copies and DVD – just the judging process. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes the addition of a competitor-created index card label for Showcase photo gallery. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Job Seeking Skills and Interviewing Skills <ul><li>Two rating sheets combined into one. </li></ul><ul><li>Competitors bring their cover letter and resume to the event orientation. </li></ul><ul><li>Judges will rate the cover letter, resume, application and job interview. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Researched Persuasive Speaking <ul><li>Two rating sheets combined into one with one set of judges. </li></ul><ul><li>Speech 4 minutes long. </li></ul><ul><li>No more judge questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Topics for 2009-10 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>America vs. Canada: Who has the best healthcare system? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising prescription drugs </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Career Health Display <ul><li>Competitor question and answer portion has been deleted. The rest of the event remains the same. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Health Education <ul><li>The videotaping portion has been deleted for competition. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be one rating sheet. </li></ul><ul><li>Four pages have been added to the notebook for a presentation outline with photos. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Community Awareness <ul><li>One set of judges will evaluate the notebook and interview. </li></ul><ul><li>Two rating sheets are combined into one. </li></ul><ul><li>The judge questions have been deleted. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Public Service Announcement <ul><li>New – competitors bring their own laptop or DVD player for showing PSA. </li></ul><ul><li>Topic for 2009-10: Let’s Get Ready America </li></ul><ul><ul><li> is a national public service advertising campaign designed to empower Americans to prepare for emergencies. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Biomedical Debate <ul><li>Topic for 2009-10 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drug Testing – Should high school students face mandatory drug tests? </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Event Changes and Updates <ul><li>Be sure to check the HOSA website at for the most current copy of event guidelines and updates. </li></ul>